Pregnancy - I am pregnant for 6 weeks and for the last few weeks Im taking omeprazole, does it affect the baby?
Losec (Omeprazole) has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA which means that animal studies have shown some fetal problems. There are no human studies.
You should not take Losec while pregnant unless recommended by your doctor.
Talk with your doctor - he/she may be able to suggest something safer. An over-the-counter antacid that contains magnesium or calcium and low in sodium could be a good option for you.
- Omeprazole Information for Consumers
- Omeprazole Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Omeprazole (detailed)
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